Archive for October, 2010

October 31, 2010

Weekly Announcements (November 1-November 7)

Monday, November 1

-What did you learn yesterday?  Have you applied anything yet?  Review your notes!
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Anniversary to Charlie & Denise Young!

Tuesday, November 2
-Pray for our members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.

Wednesday, November 3
7:00- We will continue our study in the book of Revelation.  The kids will finish up their study of the letters in the New Testament.
7:00 p.m.- Practice for our Children’s Christmas Musical held in the annex!  All preschool-8th graders are encouraged to attend.
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, November 4
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Ethan Estes!

Friday, November 5
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, November 6
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Harry & Beath Sparks!

Sunday, November 7
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship: Guest Speaker Mark Gordon from New Zealand will be preaching!
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Roger Cruz
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers 19)
Happy Anniversary to Shawn & Crystal Grimes!

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October 27, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.27.2010

“But when they had grazed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me.”  -Hosea 13:6

Prosperity hardens the heart.  –William Wilberforce, as quoted by Francis Chan in Crazy Love, page 90

 

October 26, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.26.2010

For the elect’s sake those days be shortened. -Matthew 24:22

For the sake of His elect the Lord withholds many judgments and shortens others. In great tribulations the fire would devour all were it not that Out of regard to His elect the Lord damps the flame. Thus, while He saves His elect for the sake of Jesus, He also preserves the race for the sake of His chosen.

What an honor is thus put upon saints! How diligently they ought to use their influence with their Lord! He will hear their prayers for sinners and bless their efforts for their salvation. He blesses believers that they may be a blessing to those who are in unbelief. Many a sinner lives because of the prayers of a mother, or wife, or daughter to whom the Lord has respect.

Have we used aright the singular power with which the Lord entrusts us? Do we pray for our country, for other lands, and for the age? Do we, in times of war, famine, pestilence, stand out as intercessors, pleading that the days may be shortened? Do we lament before God the outbursts of infidelity, error, and licentiousness? Do we beseech our Lord Jesus to shorten the reign of sin by hastening His own glorious appearing? Let us get to our knees and never rest till Christ appeareth.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 26 entry]

October 24, 2010

Weekly Announcements (October 25-31)

Monday, October 25

-What did you learn yesterday?  Have you applied anything yet?  Review your notes!
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Tuesday, October 26
-Pray for our members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.

Wednesday, October 27
7:00- We will continue our study in the book of Revelation.  The kids will finish up their study of the letters in the New Testament.
7:00 p.m.- First Practice for our Children’s Christmas Musical held in the annex!  All preschool-8th graders are encouraged to attend.

Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, October 28
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, October 29
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, October 30
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 31
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 16)
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Roger Cruz
5:30 p.m.- Little Lifers Kids Choir
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers 17)

Sunday, November 7
Bro. Mark Gordon from New Zealand will be preaching during the morning service.

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October 21, 2010

Another Sweet Saint Meets Her Savior

One of our dear sisters in Christ met her Savior face-to-face Tuesday night.  Louise Goodpaster Hisel Ritchey, 84, died October 19, 2010 at Homestead Nursing Home.  Louise was born in Bath County, Kentucky in 1926 to Jessie and Laura Ella Jones Goodpaster.  She is survived by one son, Roger Hisel, two daughters, Becky Ritchey and Jenny (Tim) Harpe, a sister, Thelma Thompson; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clay Goodpaster and James Goodpaster; a sister, Nancy Hobbs; and a son-in-law, Norris Ritchey.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday evening at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road with burial to follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Please be in prayer for the Ritchey Family, especially Becky.  We will certainly miss her sweet smile lighting up our congregation.

October 20, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.21.2010

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer is abandoning a life of demand and complaint, recognizing undeserved blessing and giving myself to a life of thankfulness.  -Paul Tripp via his Twitter

October 19, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2010

“For he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.”  -Philippians 2:30

Love for people, at its apex, is doing whatever you can, even at the cost of your life, to bring them with you into the enjoyment of God.  -John Piper

October 18, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2010

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”  -Psalm 126:5

Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.

Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than anything like levity. We have heard of men who went to war with a light heart, but they were beaten; and it is mostly so with those who sow in the same style.

Come, then, my heart, sow on in thy weeping, for thou has the promise of a joyful harvest. Thou shalt reap. Thou, thyself, shalt see some results of thy labor. This shall come to thee in so large a measure as to give thee joy, which a poor, withered, and scanty harvest would not do. When thine eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense thee.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 18 entry]

October 18, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.18.2010

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 16:5-12

>The work of the Lord involves witnessing to the lost and edifying the saved.  Witness and edify to the point of exhaustion.

>Paul had conditional plans.  His commitments were flexible because he subjected them to God’s will.  Your plans are subject to the will of God.  (James 4:13-17)

>Be faithful right where God has placed you.  Give your best where He’s placed you.

>Where there is great opposition, there is great opportunity to see God glorified.  (2 Corinthians 1:8, Acts 19:23-27)

>Are you being obedient and faithful to Him, serving Him with your whole heart to the point of exhaustion for the glory of God?  Don’t waste your life.

Evening Worship | Numbers 17

Don’t complain!

October 18, 2010

Weekly Announcements (October 18-24)

Monday, October 18

-What did you learn yesterday?  Have you applied anything yet?  Review your notes!
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Tuesday, October 19
-Pray for our members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.

Wednesday, October 20
7:00- We will continue our study in the book of Revelation.  The kids will finish up their study of the letters in the New Testament.
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, October 21
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Lydia Wainright!

Friday, October 22
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, October 23
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Danny & Cheryl Drury!

Sunday, October 24
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 16)
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Roger Cruz
5:30 p.m.- Little Lifers Kids Choir
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers 17)

Wednesday, October 27
7:00 p.m.- First Practice for our Children’s Christmas Musical held in the annex!  All preschool-8th graders are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, November 7
Bro. Mark Gordon from New Zealand will be preaching during the morning service.

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